Tag Archives: Scot Mcknight

Sunday Sites: Jesus Creed

I now begin in earnest my series on recommended evangelical blogs. And the choice for the first one is easy: Jesus Creed, by Scot McKnight. This is likely the most popular of all Christian blogs, having an Alexa rank of … Continue reading

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Ministry Ideas: Floresta, Part 4 (The Prosperity Gospel)

It’s become quite the fashion to dismiss the so-called “prosperity gospel.” And I agree, if by “prosperity gospel” we mean the notion that by virtue of being a Christian God will reign wealth down on us. I don’t believe that. … Continue reading

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Fun with Bible Translations

With the recent controversy over the NIV and TNIV translations (if you don’t know, don’t ask), Scot McKnight decided to match translations to types of Christians. NRSV for liberals and Shane Claiborne lovers; ESV for Reformed complementarian Baptists; HCSB for … Continue reading

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Neo-Calvinism: Conclusions, Part 1

There’s a lot of material on the Internet about neo-Calvinism, much of it quite good. And we could go on for months talking about it. But it’s time to come to some conclusions. You don’t have to be a Calvinist … Continue reading

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Sex, the Church, and Miss California: Law vs. Story, Part 2

What the story says about marriage And so, what does this story tell us about marriage? Well, everything. (1 Cor 6:13-20)  “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food”–but God will destroy them both. The body is not meant … Continue reading

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The New Perspective: Justification and Pope Benedict XVI

I’ve been reading a new book by N. T. Wright called Justification: God’s Plan and Paul’s Vision, in which Wright responds to a challenge of his work by John Piper, The Future of Justification: A Response to N. T. Wright, … Continue reading

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CENI/Blue Parakeet: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

Well, I was not expecting to find baptism and communion to be important hermeneutical principles, but as I read Paul’s arguments in particular, I am struck at how many times he refers to baptism or the Lord’s Supper as instructive … Continue reading

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The Blue Parakeet: Fixing What’s Broken

What do we learn from this narrative approach to the scriptures? Well, I don’t think the Story answers all the questions, but it answers more questions than any other one principle of hermeneutics. We could go another quarter working through the … Continue reading

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The Blue Parakeet: Summary

Well, we’ve spent the last 12 weeks covering various aspects of this Blue Parakeet idea. Let me try to boil them down a bit. When we run across a blue parakeet passage — a blue bird amidst the sparrows — … Continue reading

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The Blue Parakeet: Eden as Hermeneutic

Genesis 1 and 2 give the model for a Godly marriage and Godly sexual conduct. Hence, adultery, fornication, bestiality, and homosexuality are all wrong because they violate Genesis 1 and 2 — which define sinless sex — even if the … Continue reading

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